Going to the Light – From Angst to Ecstasy!
Going to the Light – From Angst to Ecstasy!
What if dying is not the enemy after all?
What if instead… it is a miracle of the greatest magnitude.
Is it possible that the part of life that has been so hidden and denied, could be
the most wondrous and miraculous experience of all? What if in that wondrous moment as we leave our body, we experience the greatest of freedoms and joy? What if, to our great surprise, we realize that we are now more alive than ever, experiencing joy and beauty beyond description, with love so intense and profound that our aching heart breaks open. What if dying is more like waking up… to experience a sense of belonging and boundless joy such as we have never known, and in that joyous moment are welcomed in a grand homecoming, surrounded by loved ones who have gone on before us. What if, instead of loosing it all, we find that we are coming home to our deepest and most desperate longings.
What if, in that moment as the Light opens to us, we suddenly know who we were before being born into this life. In that moment we know that this physical life has been but a grand adventure, just a part of who we are. And we now are joyfully returning home – to our wholeness! Always, it is referred to it as ‘Home’.
Is this just wishful thinking? Indeed it may seem so, but this is the experience of those who are transitioning from this world, and are able to speak of what they see and are experiencing as their awareness begins to open within the Light. This can happen months before dying or just moments before. Much of this depends upon their openness to the experience. This is a time of greatest joy as we transition back into our true spirit-self… but it is also a life changing experience shared by those who are privileged to sit with them at their bedside during these life altering moments.
Wondrously, this thrilling awareness and joy within the Light, is not the experience of the dying alone. No, but it is also the experience of the great mystics and teachers, the poets and composers who speak of it in their great works. Even more commonly now, it is also the life-altering experience of those who have experienced clinical death, and have been revived (the Near-Death-Experience). From these sources, we have a greater idea ofwhat it is to experience ‘the Light.’
What wonder and profound sense of awe, to share this experience with a loved one as they begin their journey into the Light – their journey home! They often go in and out of the Light before they transcend completely, often being open to full reality of spirit and the physical simultaneously, and are able to describe in brief inadequate words to us what they see. To be with them during such a time, is a privilege that fills one with greatest awe as we too are touched by a love uncommon to the human experience.
Many are the stories told of the experience – the unfathomable love, the joyous homecoming and the ecstasy within the glorious Light. In each and every case, once the Light opens to them, the fear of dying just falls away.
Their former fear of death gives way to unbounded joy, as they realize that they are not dying at all, but are returning to their greater and more wondrous ‘self’ and the life from which they came – to a glorious ‘home’ that is so very familiar to them. They return not as a stranger, but as a beloved one in joyous reunion with family and friends who have preceded them, as well as those who have been on the journey with them from this side, and now they too are coming home after a long and often arduous adventure into the physical. Yet within the eternal Light, the journey into physical life has been but an amazing moment.
As I work with those who are dying, as they are in process of leaving their physical body and life and are opening to their greater self, I am filled with the deepest sense of awe and wonder as I realize what a grand privilege it is to
share their preparations for their journey Home.
Many are the wondrous experiences I am privileged to share with them. Following is one such experience:
“Who is that young man standing beside you?” asked Ruth, blind with macular degeneration.
“Can you describe him?” I asked.
Ruth described in detail the handsome fair haired young man. She described the clothing he wore, his engaging smile and personality.
“Do you recognize him?” I asked.
“No.” Her brows drew together as she looked deeper.
“Ask him his name.” I prompted.
Her eyes widened in astonishment. “Why, he’s your brother!”
My heart stopped. “My brother?”
“Why yes, It’s your brother David!”
“Oh my God…David?!” David is here!!! My heart melted as tears filled my eyes. I had never spoken to her of him.
Other people came into her vision – family, friends, acquaintances filled the room. She continued to describe in vivid detail, their looks, clothing, what they were doing – pointing them out until there were too many to describe, as we laughed and cried, embracing one another in joy.
Time stood still, as her meal tray was delivered, then picked up untouched, still her vision went on. “They’re starting to fade now.” she said at last, her face radiant with wonder. We talked for hours of her opening vision, and the wonder of it.
My beloved friend Ruth, had terminal cancer. With her vision, her fears of dying fell away. Her attachment to her body was gone. Peace filled her remaining weeks, as we often talked of the joys just ahead for her.
Amazingly, millions of people are now experiencing great shifts in consciousness. We are becoming aware of a greater reality, so are more open and comfortable talking about and sharing these wonderful conversations. We understand and accept that these experiences are real. In our acceptance, they feel free to share with us. There is so much to learn from our beloved ones who are transitioning. It is their gift to us, if we but listen.
It is from this perspective that I am writing their book, as a wayshower, a peek into a glorious reality that lies ahead for all of us, given by those who have gone on ahead, that we may follow in their joyous tracks when we too transcend from the physical life we have been living, into the wholeness of our spirit. It is to be a small book, a quick read for the dying and their families, to help them gain a spiritual insight into the amazing experience of dying, and what it really is, so that they with their loved ones can share in a greater way.